If you're only in Northamptonshire for 48 hours...
You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.
Althorp was built in 1508, by the Spencers. Visitors are invited to explore this wonderful house, discovering beautiful interiors and one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, pictures and ceramics.
Using local fresh produce, the award-winning dining experience at Brasserie 23 combines the best of British restaurant tradition with a contemporary vibe to provide the perfect dining experience for all.
Catanger Llamas is a llama breeding farm with a trekking centre that is open all year round, so that you can discover and enjoy every season. Llamas are gentle, inquisitive animals that will make a walk in the countryside unforgettable.
Holy Sepulchre Church
This is one of the many Anglican parish churches throughout England which make up the national Church of England. Locally, this ancient church is known as Holy Sepulchre or St Sepulchre’s, but is more fondly known as St Sep’s.
As one of the top restaurants in Kettering and the only three rosette restaurant in Northamptonshire, the hotel prides itself on delivering an unforgettable dining experience – Rushton Hall truly does have it all.
Salcey Forest Tree Top Way
For bird’s-eye views at Salcey Forest, ascend the all-ability Tree Top Way and see Salcey from a completely different viewpoint, with fantastic views in store at the top. Be warned – you’ll need a head for heights!
The Church Restaurant is considered one of the most exceptional dining establishments in Northamptonshire and offers traditional home-cooked food at outstanding value in a warm, friendly and informal setting.
Whether its a quick bite with work colleagues or a relaxing meal with friends, The Mailcoach in Northampton have created a menu to make sure you can always find something that’s ideal, whatever the occasion.
The Red Lion
The menu here focuses on serving great British food, using local seasonal produce. The kitchen ensures its ingredients are of the best quality on offer and, where possible, produce is sourced from local suppliers in the county.
The Smoke Pit
Whether cow, pig, or chicken, nothing escapes The Smoke Pit, and you’re not likely to want to leave either once you get a taste of what some say just might be Northampton’s best barbecue restaurant and smokehouse.
This charming Wicksteed Park is the second oldest amusement park in the UK, having opened its gates in 1921. There’s nowhere else quite like it, along with 30 rides and activities, including one of Europe’s longest zip wires.